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Regional Headlines for Saturday, November 17, 2012


Doctor Avoid Bond Posting During Appeal

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas doctor won't have to post a bond while appealing the revocation of her medical license over referrals of young patients to the late Doctor George Tiller for late-term abortions. The State Board of Healing Arts wanted to require Doctor Ann Kristin Neuhaus (NOO'-hows) to post a bond of nearly $93,000 as she pursues a lawsuit in hopes of regaining her license. Shawnee County District Judge Franklin Theis (TEYES) rejected the board's request on Friday.


Attorney Suspended Over Kline Tweets

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A research attorney for a Kansas Court of Appeals judge has been temporarily suspended from her job pending an internal investigation about tweets she posted during a court hearing in former Attorney General Phill Kline's ethics case. Sarah Peterson Herr works for Judge Christel Marquardt. Judicial branch spokesman Ron Keefover says Herr was suspended yesterday. Herr's tweets were posted Thursday during a Kansas Supreme Court hearing deciding whether Kline's law license should be indefinitely suspended for his conduct during investigations of abortion providers.


Hawker Beechcraft Seeks Out of Obligations During Bankruptcy

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Hawker Beechcraft has asked a bankruptcy court to allow it to back out of warranties and other support obligations for its discontinued Hawker 4000 and Premier I and IA aircraft.  The Wichita-based plane maker argued in a court filing Thursday that this was a critical step toward long-term profitability and growth after it emerges from bankruptcy.  The company says the cost of warranty and maintenance-support obligations for those aircraft could amount to tens of millions of dollars over the next five years.  The attorney for the committee of affected aircraft owners did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment.  A hearing was set for November 29th.


Missouri Man Convicted in Three Kansas Bank Robberies

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri man has been convicted of robbing three banks in northeastern Kansas and trying to hold up one of them a second time. The U.S. Attorney's office says 55-year-old Charles Shaw of Kansas City, Missouri was found guilty yesterday following a jury trial in Topeka.  Shaw was convicted in the armed robbery of the Main Street Credit Union and Citizens National Bank, both in Leavenworth, and the Educational Credit Union in Topeka.

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